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Principal bars student from prom for having Confederate flag inspired dress


From TheTennessean.com

Principal James Hughes. From gcssd.org

A 18-year-old student was barred from entering her High School Prom over the weekend because her dress resembled a Confederate flag.

Gibson County High’s principal, James Hughes, made the decision to bar the student from entering the prom. Eddie Pruett, director of the Gibson County School system, defended Hughes and said that their have been “race related problems” at the school recently. “Race related problems” is usually code speak for “problems with black students.”

The school is 87% white and only 11% black.